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Deafula (1975)

A theology student finds himself turning into a vampire and hunting other students for their blood.

Director:

Peter Wolf (as Peter Wechsberg)

Writer:

Peter Wolf (as Peter Wechsberg)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Wolf Peter Wolf ... Deafula / Steve Adams (as Peter Wechsberg)
James Randall James Randall ... Rev. Adams (Deafula's father) (as James D. Randall)
Lee Darel Lee Darel ... Detective
Dudley Hemstreet Dudley Hemstreet ... Assistant detective Butterfield
Katherine Wilson ... Mother of Deafula
Cindy Whitney Cindy Whitney ... Young Amy
Norma Tuccinardi Norma Tuccinardi ... Old Amy
Nick Tuccinardi Nick Tuccinardi ... Zork (Amy's servant)
Gary R. Holstrom Gary R. Holstrom ... Count Dracula
Bob L. Fowler Bob L. Fowler ... Dr. Moon
Raymond Reichle Raymond Reichle ... Dr. Reichle
Errol Wechsberg Errol Wechsberg ... Baby Deafula
Von Wechsberg Von Wechsberg ... Young Deafula
Toni Below Toni Below ... Tall Woman in Bedroom
Sheila Pope Sheila Pope ... Young Woman in Living Room
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A theology student finds himself turning into a vampire and hunting other students for their blood.

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Deafula See more »

Filming Locations:

Eastern Oregon, Oregon, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sign Scope / Holstrom See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first horror film shot using American Sign Language. See more »

Quotes

Assistant detective Butterfield: Don't forget, England has the best detectives in the world.
Detective: I know.
Assistant detective Butterfield: I remember there, many deaths with puncture marks on their necks. I remember my first encounter with Dracula. Dracula. I followed and I searched everywhere. When I found him, I hammered a stake in his heart, and he died. Dracula is dead! As I said before, England has the best detectives in the world.
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Names of cast and crew who are "hearing" (as opposed to deaf) are given in the credits in italics. See more »

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If you like B movies at all, you'll fall in LOVE with this movie!
26 October 2005 | by ItsAllGoldenSee all my reviews

I had low expectations of this movie. I knew it'd be a B movie. I thought it would be cheesy and fun to watch, yet still make me cringe at times. There are no cringing moments; this is spectacular cinema! As mentioned in the movie's description, this is done with all sign language. There are no speaking actors, yet the hearing viewer isn't lost because there are voice overs. I was shocked at the attention to detail. There are great camera angles, a good plot, interesting characters, and just a lot of plain old good times! This is a twist on the classic Dracula films that works so well. It has all the shock value and drama needed to make it the classic B, as well as the cheese factor that makes you fall in love with it. I adore this movie, and am so grateful to a friend for giving it me. I've never seen anything like it, and apparently never will again, being as it currently is the first and only deaf based movie. The whole movie is an experience that defies description; it's a must see on anyone B movie lovers list!


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